Why Atheism?

Is atheism based upon faith or fact? How does one arrive at belief in unbelief? There is probably no one answer to these questions. In his book Ends and Means, Aldous Huxley, known as “Darwin’s Bulldog,” was clear that his atheism was not based on faith, facts, or reason but on something else entirely: I had motives for not wanting the world to have a meaning; and consequently assumed that it had none, and was … Continue reading

A House Divided Against Itself

The morning of November 3, 2004, which dawned darkly upon liberals, offered a ray of hope to conservatives. George W. Bush was re-elected as the President of the United States. With his re-election a new psychological disorder was born— dubbed PEST (Post Election Selection Trauma):  More shocked John Kerry supporters on Wednesday sought psychological help with “post-election selection trauma” in South Florida, prompting the American Health Association to officially release symptoms of the disorder … Continue reading

Giant Lie

(This originally appeared in the Spring 2001 edition of the MCOI Journal beginning on page 12) By Keith Graham Now the Evolutines gathered their armies together to battle, and were gathered together in the name of Science, which rightly belongs to God; they encamped between Science and Mythology in Cyberspace and elsewhere. And King Compromise and the men of spiritual Israel were gathered together, and they encamped in the Valleys of Dayage, Gaptheory, and Metaphora, … Continue reading

How Did We Get Here?

(This originally appeared in the Spring 2001 edition of the MCOI Journal) Many a driver has had the experience of driving along, listening to music, and losing oneself in thought, and then “waking up” to the realization they are on a different road than they had been on. Wait a minute! How did I get here? That’s easy to answer. You drove quite a few miles while lost in reverie, made some turns, passed some … Continue reading

Institutional Back Sliding: The Slippery Slope

(This originally appeared in the Spring 2000 edition of the MCOI Journal beginning on page 4) by Pastor Keith Graham The English language has a fine old family of words. One venerable member is “liberality.” The word is synonymous with generosity and big-heartedness. It should bring to our minds those character traits which are the opposite of stinginess, mean spiritedness, and pettiness. Another word sharing the august etymology of liberality is “liberate” – to set … Continue reading

Creation vs. Evolution: The War of the Worldviews

by Dave Johnson (This originally appeared in the November/December 1998 edition of the MCOI Journal, starting on page 6) There are those who think that the debate over origins is just so much petty bickering among academics. They could not be more wrong. The creation/ evolution controversy is, in reality, a war between two fundamentally different and opposing worldviews. The outcome of this war will determine the direction of our society in virtually every area … Continue reading